Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can tell that a lot of attention has been given to quality with this cider. The flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a rich aroma and mellow finish. The addition of organic honey really accentuates the flavor, giving it more complex notes and a satisfying, clean flavor. This is truly an artisanal product, and motivates me to try the other Crispin varieties of hard cider.
bartzluke (211) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour from refrigerated 650 ml bottle into champaign flute. Opaque, hazy. White/yellow in color with a faint tinge of green. Nose is apple and honey. Mouthfeel is thin, watery, and carbonated. Taste is sweet apple, similar to white wine. Honey sweetness. A solid apple cider.
zach8270 (3798) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Honey and apple dominate the aroma. The honey definitely takes over the flavor, blending with the apple to produce a vanilla-like flavor.
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours out in a lime almost lemonade color unfiltered making it opaque in some cases :) It runs a bit sweet with hints of honey and caramel. Itís a little sour :)
TheCaptMatey (179) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy straw colour, much like pineapple juice. Aroma is of tart apples. Flavor is a blend of sweet and tart apple with honey in the finish. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. May be a bit too sweet for some.
GreatDane1632 (823) - USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated based on notes taken 13 Apr 2014 -- I think Crispin makes the best ciders, consistently.
ZacM612 (281) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale, cloudy yellow, flat. Smells just like fresh apple juice. Nice sweet and tart flavor. Completely masked 6.5% ABV. Good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
poisoneddwarf (1911) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Aroma is a lot like sauvignon blanc with an apple character; after it warms a little bit, floral notes come out. Pours a hazy greenish-white color, almost like a sauv blanc but even paler; no head. Taste is sweet and tart, dry; honey is detectable in the finish. Carbonation is fairly soft, body medium. Nice cider, although 22 oz is a bit much for one person at one sitting. 12 oz would have worked better for me.
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"simple and straight forward but refreshing, aromatic and tasty. the alcohol was just ever so slightly too apparent, especially for only being 6.5%, but this would make a nice summer staple. just enough honey to notice, and tartness to balance."
Bulk_Carrier (2577) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was poured into a pint glass and a wine glass.
The appearance was the same in both: somewhat cloudy yellow color with a slight transparency about it to allow light streams of carbonated bubbles to be seen rising.
The smell had some tart apples and some sweet apples with a slight oakiness coming about it.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was definitely felt as thereís a harshness that canít be missed.
Overall, hmmm....actually an okay cider. I know it says to pour over ice but I wanted to see this as it really is. Though I wonít seek it out again, if I ever did have it again, maybe Iíll pour over ice to see if that does anything.
douglas88 (6941) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy yellow almost green color with no head. A sweet oaky apple cider nose. The flavor is super sweet very tannic apples, sugary at times, a bit of vanilla. Odd. Not very natural tasting. Hmmm. I love me some honey crisp. but this is way too sweet.